From the forthcoming CD Lifer
Rock’n’Roll Boys …dedicated to my pal Ian Hunter and all the rest of the bands that helped me maneuver through my teenage years.
After school I would lock myself away in my room and feast on a steady diet of The Stones, Faces (Small and otherwise), Humble Pie (in fact anything Steve Marriott!),The Who, Free, Zeppelin, Cream, Mountain, Johnny & Edgar Winter, Beck, Bowie and of course Mott The Hoople. Through their music I was able to figure out who I was, and what I wanted to do with my life. They led me straight to the “must have” Blues and Soul records I might never have heard, if not for reading the latest edition of Sounds, Melody Maker, Cream or Circus magazine. Between those pages I found out what “they” listened to!
Gotta keep passing the history on to the next batch of kids!!!
In the end I think the most important thing I learned was that in life as it is In music, there ain’t no Rock without da Roll !!